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Question Head light covers

Where is the best place to find OEM headlights covers, the dealership, or another vendor? Thanks...
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Do you mean like a protective clear perspex cover, or a tinted film?
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I mean the factory clear plastic housing that surrounds the head lights, mine are fading/sun crazing.
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you can try this:

https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-cla...n-see-now.html

or we can get you the part number and you can order a replacement


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If I could get the part number I would really appreciate it.
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If I could get the part number I would really appreciate it.
post your vin and we can get it and your datacard if you haven't got it yet


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part 10? see attached pdf

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Here's my vin

WDBWK56F46F096975

Will that nail down the part number?
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standby....probably the same as i supplied as the parts are for all 350s


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still part 10 but different part number see attached

datacard attached also
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Note that you cannot buy the lenses separately. The dealer will just sell you entire replacement headlight housings (at substantial cost especially if you have the Bi-Xenon option).

If you don't want to reach too deep into your wallet, your best bet is a headlight restoration kit.
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Headlamp with blackout

This seems like an appropriate spot to ask about the "blackout" version of the headlamp housing.

I bought a replacement headlight unit on eBay for "experimental" purposes and instead of the bright chrome interior of my 06 SLK350 portions of the chrome interior surfaces are black. Just curious if this was a special factory option, facelift, bi-Xenon, or...?
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This seems like an appropriate spot to ask about the "blackout" version of the headlamp housing.

I bought a replacement headlight unit on eBay for "experimental" purposes and instead of the bright chrome interior of my 06 SLK350 portions of the chrome interior surfaces are black. Just curious if this was a special factory option, facelift, bi-Xenon, or...?
Spyder aftermarket units come with black interiors. OEM units come with partial "dark grey" interior for some models. Stinger's car and Klinh's car have these that I'm aware of (post-facelift only).
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Anybody know were to buy the "partial covering" headlamp eyebrows seen on the feature car shown this month (in black)? I like the smaller headlamp look rahter than the huge oval stock look!
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